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The need to create professional collaborative ecosystems, like a beehive

Actualizado: may 8

When we think of a hive, we often make the mistake of reducing it to the place where bees store honey or care for their young. A hive is much more than that: it is a living super organism with a complex structure, a series of sensory organs, and an operation based on the collaboration of all its members with complementary skills and roles. This ecosystem is vital for our planet: cross-pollination of bees improves both quality and quantity of production. The data shows that the yield of the crops increases by 20%, being up to 90% in some fruits.

This cross-pollination is like synergies in a coworking, one of the key benefits of this type of spaces. CoworkBees, the hive of independent workers (bees) and workspaces (honeycombs), has the mission of creating such an ecosystem, connecting everyone with each other, capitalizing on each other's skills, thus enhancing the value of the collaborative community, and thus fostering business cross-pollination.

The evolution of the workforce calls for collaborative ecosystems

Ways of working are evolving rapidly due to two key factors. On the one hand, the generational change, the Millennials who arrive with another mentality, another way of seeing the world of work and other priorities. On the other hand, the exponential growth of independent workers (the “gig economy” estimated at 50% of the workforce in the US by 2020) with increasingly specific skills and abilities that companies must integrate into their teams.

These new workforces require new forms of work that foster creativity and independence, that take into account the experience of the worker before their commitment, transforming organizations from a hierarchical structure towards a flatter, open, flexible and collaborative organization.

Its impact on the workplace

These new paradigms impact the workplace, which increasingly becomes more open spaces, more flexible, with areas dedicated per activity. In both coworking and large corporations, the physical space is a set of fixed desks, flexible desks, some offices and shared spaces, ranging from relaxation area to innovation or project rooms.

Its impact on behaviours

They also require an evolution of behaviours: sharing information, creating networks of professionals, exchanging ideas and knowledge are now the key success factors. As a matter of fact, 84% of coworkers choose a coworking space to interact with others, and 86% of employees cite the lack of collaboration or communication as the main cause of failure.

Its impact on the digital tools

In order to find the freelance or the expert you need, or offer your services, thanks to the digital world, the first thing that comes to mind is to go to the internet, perform endless searches without knowing if what you find is reliable and trustworthy, or if you are going to be found. Another option is to ask your network to recommend someone or to recommend you, as, in the end, there is no better guarantee than the recommendations. Bottom-line, whichever option you undertake will make you waste, at least, a lot of time.

What if we could be more effective? What if we could digitalize words of mouth? And what if we had a geolocated tool that allowed us to expand our network, share knowledge, give each other support, recommend professionals and, at the same time, be recommended, allowing us to collaborate in trust?

CoworkBees is a collaborative platform where you can easily find what you need, connect online and share, create a bridge between the independent world and that of companies, strengthen interactions within communities and allow you to find your workspace; the tool that encourages cross-pollination in the workplace.

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